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Congress Amends Eight Consumer Statutes
On May 24, the President signed legislation amending eight consumer statutes—everything from rights of tenants in foreclosed property to mortgage originations to private student loans to credit reporting. This article highlights the changes—both harmful and helpful for consumers.
Consumer Banking and Payments Law (6th ed. July 2018) (924 pp.) is available in print and digital formats, updating the 2013 edition with the latest changes on how payments are made, including: prepaid cards for wages, public benefits, and general use; electronic transfers; remotely created checks; and mobile payments. Subscribers can access the digital edition now, and print subscribers receive their books in late July. The first chapter is available to all, free of charge.
This article explains how to get information on your mortgage payments (with a sample “request for information”), what happens to partial payments, disputing the amount due, and what you need to know about escrow, property taxes, and insurance. Upcoming articles will address with new guidelines on loan modifications and defending a foreclosure.
Since the Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision, expect an Article III standing challenge in almost every FDCPA case. This article provides ten tips to overcoming Spokeo challenges and links to an up-to-the minute digital analysis, including almost 100 new court decisions since the March 2018 release of the print edition of NCLC’s Fair Debt Collection.
The D.C. Circuit’s March decision in ACA International v. FCC is sure to be raised in any TCPA case involving unwanted calls and texts to cellphones. This article analyzes what the decision really means and also examines a number of other important 2018 circuit court TCPA rulings.
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